Considered by many as a recreational activity and an art form. Have a look for skate parks in your local area.


If you’re just getting started, find a smooth, flat place and forget about tricks to begin with – don’t go jumping into the half pipe on your first day! Work on your balance and keep on practising.


  • Offers a full body workout, especially your legs and core
  • Improves coordination
  • A great crossover for other board sports

What you need

Skateboard, comfortable clothes, closed shoes, helmet and protective gear.

Skateboarding organisations

Skateboarding Australia

Social media



Similar options

Rollerblading, BMX, surfing, snowboarding and wakeboarding.